NEWS: Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House Flooded

Yesterday we mentioned that Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House (the architect's first residential building) fell victim to recent Midwestern floods. Landmarks Illinois has posted photos and more information about the damage...

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This is the 7th "hundred-year-flood" that's occurred in the area in 60 years. Although the Farnsworth House was built on stilts, it lies in the Fox River flood plain and has suffered the consequences of record-breaking rains. Waters rose to over a foot inside the house and caused severe damage. The house is closed for tours through 2008. To make a contribution towards preservation and restoration, click here.

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